Events Listings

Berkeley This Week

Friday June 09, 2006


Impeachment Banner Fridays at 6:45 to 8 a.m. on the Berkeley Pedestrian bridge between Seabreeze Market and the Aquatic Park, until impeachment is realized. www. 

City Commons Club Noon Luncheon is cancelled today. For information on future events, please call 526-2925.  

Berkeley Critical Mass Bike Ride meets at the Berkeley BART the second Friday of every month at 5:30 p.m.  

Women in Black Vigil, from noon to 1 p.m. at UC Berkeley, Bancroft at Telegraph. 548-6310. 


Live Oak Park Fair Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring 125 artists and craftspeople. Free. Free shuttles provided from the North Berkeley BART Station to the park. 898-3282. 

Repainting Willard Community Peace Labyrinth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. between Derby and Stuart. Volunteers needed. 526-7377. 

Health Fair with informational workshops, screenings, fun and giveaways for the whole family from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the social hall and parking lot of 6401 San Pablo Ave., Oakland.  

Walk on the Wild Side A 5.5 mile hike over varied terrain to investigate wildlife, wildflowers and a wild watershed. Meet at 9 p.m. at the Wildcat/Alvarado staging are in Tilden Park. Bring a sack lunch, water and sunscreen. 525-2233. 

“Backyard Habitat” a workshop to learn about the wildlife native to the area, what they need to secure food and shelter from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at De Anza High School, 5000 Valley View Road, Richmond. Free. 665-3538. 

Full Moon Walk at John Muir National Historic Site A walk to the top of Mt. Wanda, in Martinez, to see the full moon, and nocturnal animal life along the way. Free, but reservations required. 925-228-8860. 

Mini-Farmers in Tilden A farm exploration program, from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 4-6 years, accompanied by an adult. We will explore the Little Farm, care for animals, do crafts and farm chores. Wear boots and dress to get dirty! Fee is $6-$8. Registration required. 636-1684. 

Cerrito Creek Work Party Meet at at 10 a.m. at the end of Adams St., one block west of San Pablo, to remove invasives. 848-9358. 

La Pena’s 31st Birthday Open house and performances by artists and groups who have had long association with La Peña, at 6 p.m. at La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Free. 654-9587. 

Jeremy’s One Man Show with giant origami, juggling, magic, comedy, unicycling, at noon at El Cerrito Library, 6510 Stockton Ave., El Cerrito. Free for grades 6 -12. 526-7512.  

Emergency Preparedness Class on Light Search & Rescue from 9 a.m. to noon at 997 Cedar St. Free, but registration required. 981-5506.  

Berkeley History Center Walking Tour: “Explore the New Berkeley City College Building” has been postponed to July 22. 848-0181.  

Walking Tour of Jack London Waterfront Meet at 10 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Tour lasts 90 minutes. For reservations call 238-3234.  

East Bay Baby Fair Resources for pregnancy, birth and parenting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BRJCC, 1414 Walnut St. 540-7210. 

Vegetarian Cooking Class on Breakfast and Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St. Cost is $45. 531-2665.  

Cooking the African Way A demonstration on how to make nutritious Nigerian Yoruban food at 1 p.m. at Oakland Public Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, 6833 International Blvd. 615-5728. 

New Business Startup Expo Meet new local entrepreneurs and learn how to start your own business, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland City Hall. 879-4020. 

Learn to Row Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Jack London Aquatic Center, 115 Embarcadero, Oakland. 208-6067. 

Suppressed Histories: Japan with Max Dashu on women in Japanese culture and history at 7:30 p.m. at Ancient Ways, 4075 Telegraph, Oakland. Suggested donation $10-$20. 

Great War Society East Bay Chapter meets to discuss “Myths of WWI” at 10:30 a.m. at 640 Arlington Ave. 527-7118. 


Community Labyrinth Peace Walk at 3 p.m. to rededicate the Willard Community Peace Labyrinth, Willard Middle School, Telegraph Ave. between Derby and Stuart. 526-7377. 

Trees are Treasures Learn about the diverse tree species in Tilden on a 2 mile walk at 2 p.m. at Tilden Nature Center. 525-2233. 

People’s Park Community Garden Tour Learn about native and edible plants with long time gardener, Terri Compost. Hear some history and find out how to get involved and garden in this unique and special place. Meet at 1 p.m. at the South West (Bongo Burger) corner of the People’s Park Community Garden. 658-9178. 

Green Sunday Election Wrap-Up with Wilson Riles, former Oakland City councilmember and mayoral candidate, and and J. Douglas Allen Taylor, Berkeley Daily Planet staff writer, at 5 p.m. at Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland. 

Make Your Own Liquid Fertilizers A workshop to learn how to turn weeds and other natural byproducts into plant fertilizers. Bring 2 liter plastic bottles, old hoses or bicycle tubes, cardboard or newspaper, large containers or 5 gallon buckets with lids, misc. tools, and leave with a system of your own. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Berkeley Eco-House, 1305 Hopkins St. Cost is $1, sliding scale, no one turned away. 547-8715. 

Architecture Tour of the Oakland Museum’s Building and Gardens at 1 p.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. Free. 238-3818. 

“Disaster Then and Now: Ready or Not?” Earthquake discussion at 2 p.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. Free. 238-3818. 

Art Book Sale including catalogs, journals and magazines from the Museum’s own collection as well as donations from private collections. From 1 to 4 p.m. at Oakland Museum of California, 10th and Oak Sts. Free. 238-3818. 

“Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till” film screening at 2 p.m. at Parkway Speakeasy Theater, 1834 Park Blvd., Oakland. Discussion to follow. 848-1994. 

Red Cross Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, 2005 Berryman. To make an appointment call 526-4811. 

Free Garden Tours at Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Park Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Call to confirm. 841-8732. 

Lake Merritt Neighbors Organized for Peace Meet at 3 p.m. at the colonnade at the NE end of the lake. 763-8712.  

Sunday Summer Forum: Towards a More Just World with Pierre Laboissiere, Haiti Action Committee, at 9:30 a.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, 1 Lawson Rd., Kensington. 525-0302, ext. 306. 

Tibetan Buddhism with Readings from Voice of the Buddha on “Buddha’s Enlightenment” at 6 p.m. at the Tibetan Nyingma Institute, 1815 Highland Pl. 843-6812.  


World Affairs/Politics Discussion Group for people 60+ years old meets at 10:15 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic Ave. Cost is $2.50. 524-9122. 

Berkeley CopWatch organizational meeting at 8 p.m. at 2022 Blake St. Join us to work on current issues around police misconduct. 548-0425. 


Return of the Over-the-Hills Gang Hikers 55 years and older who are interested in nature study, history, fitness, and fun are invited to join as we circumnavigate Round Top, one of the highest peaks in the Berkeley hills and a center of ancient volcanic activity. From 10 a.m. to noon. To register call 525-2233.  

Civil Liberties Film Series “The Exonerated” followed by a talk with Natasha Minsker, ACLU Death Penalty Project, and Barbara Becnel, co-author with Stanley “Tookie” Williams, at 7 p.m. Richmond Public Library, Madeline F. Whittlesey Room, 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond. 620-6561. 

Berkeley High School Site Council meets at 4:30 p.m. in Room D218 of the Admin building. The agenda includes 10th grade counseling (SB813), Site Plan Subcommittee report, School Governance Council Proposal. 525-0124. 

Raging Grannies of the East Bay invites new folks to come join us from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to sing (any voice will do), help plan our next gig, or write outrageously political lyrics to old familiar tunes, at Berkeley Gray Panthers, 1403 Addison St., in Andronico’s mall. 548-9696. 

Berkeley Camera Club meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda. 548-3991.  

St. John’s Prime Timers meets at 9:30 a.m. at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave. 845-6830. 


Walking Tour of Old Oakland uptown to the Lake to discover Art Deco landmarks. Meet at 10 a.m. in front of the Paramount Theater at 2025 Broadway. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling 238-3234. 

“Winged Migration” A documentary dedicated to birds and their long-distance flights at 7:30 p.m. at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland. Donations of $5 accepted. 

“How to Run a Successful Co-op and the Co-op Movement,” with Lisa Bruzzone and Cathy Goldsmith of The Cheese Board, at 1:30 p.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic. All welcome. 524-9122. 

East Bay Genealogical Society with Caroline Earhart on her family quilt “My Family’s Road to California” at 10 a.m. in the Library Conference Room of the Family History Center, 4766 Lincoln Ave. Oakland. All welcome. 635-6692. 

Celebrate Flag Day at Habitot Children’s Museum by creating a giant community flag from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2065 Kittredge St. Cost is $5-$6. 647-1111. 

“Girl, I’ve Been Through A Lot..” Poetry workshop for girls age 13 to 17 at 4 p.m. at Oakland Public Library, Room 219, 125 14th St. 238-3134. 

Traditional Dances to Reconnect with the Earth at 10:30 a.m. at the Albany Senior Center, 846 Masonic, Albany. Donation requested. Come alone or with friends. No special agility required. 528-2261. 

Walk Berkeley for Seniors meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Sea Breeze Market, just west of the I-80 overpass. 548-9840. 

The Berkeley Lawn Bowling Club free instruction every Wed. and Sat. at 10:30 a.m. at 2270 Acton St. 841-2174.  

Fresh Produce Stand at San Pablo Park from 3 to 6:30 p.m. in the Frances Albrier Community Center. Sponsored by the Ecology Center’s Farm Fresh Choice. 848-1704.  

Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay Annual Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth El, 1301 Oxford St.  

Berkeley Peace Walk and Vigil at the Berkeley BART Station, corner of Shattuck and Center. Sing for Peace at 6:30 p.m. followed by Peace Walk at 7 p.m. 



Family Day at UC Botanical Garden with hands-on activities from 10 a.m. to noon at 200 Centennial Drive. Cost for one parent and one child is $14-$18. Additional adult or children per family are $7 each. Registration required. Space is limited. To register call 643-2755. 

Embracing Diversity Films “Out of the Shadow” a documentary of a woman with paranoid schizophrenia, at 7 p.m. at Albany High School Library, 603 Key Route Blvd. Please enter through gym doors on Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suitable for children over 12. Free. Discussion follows. 527-1328. 

World of Plants Tours Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at 1:30 p.m. at the UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive. Cost is $5. 643-2755. 

Historical & Current Times Book Group meets on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Albany Library, 1249 Marin Ave. 548-4517. 


Council Agenda Committee meets Mon. June 12, at 2:30 p.m., at 2180 Milvia St. 981-6900. 

Youth Commission meets Mon., June 12, at 6:30 p.m., at 1730 Oregon St. Philip Harper-Cotton, 981-6670.  

City Council meets Tues., June 13, at 7 p.m in City Council Chambers. 981-6900. 

Commission on Disability meets Wed., June 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Don Brown, 981-6346. TDD: 981-6345.  

Homeless Commission meets Wed., June 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Jane Micallef, 981-5426.  

Planning Commission meets Wed., June 14, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Janet Homrighausen, 981-7484.  

Police Review Commission meets Wed., June 14, at the South Berkeley Senior Center,. 981-4950.  

Waterfront Commission meets Wed., June 14, at 7 p.m., at 201 University Ave. Cliff Marchetti, 981-6740.  

Design Review Committee meets Thurs., June 15, at 7:30 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Anne Burns, 981-7415. 

Transportation Commission meets Thurs., June 15, at 7 p.m., at the North Berkeley Senior Center. Peter Hillier, 981-7000.  

West Berkeley Project Area Commission meets Thurs., June 15, at 7 p.m., at the West Berkeley Senior Center. Iris Starr, 981-7520.